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Verizon having the LTE plans on a month-to-month, with the modems costing $249.99

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Verizon having the LTE plans on a month-to-month, with the modems costing $249.99
A tweet by Sascha Segan from PCMag says that Verizon confirmed for him the availability of its LTE plans on a month-to-month basis. The ability to unchain yourself from the yoke of a two-year contract sounds all fine and dandy, moreover it will be on the same terms as the contract customers - $50 for 5GB a month, and $80 for 10GB.

There is one pretty unpleasant catch, though. Those USB dongles Verizon uses to supply the LTE goodness to your device of choice, are ballooning in cost on a month-to-month payment scheme, to the tune of $249.99. Well, if that's what it takes to use Verizon's LTE, and still be able to ditch it if someone comes with a better offer, it might be worth it.

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Verizon having the LTE plans on a month-to-month, with the modems costing $249.99

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posted on 02 Dec 2010, 11:02

1. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)


of coarse they're still going to have the capability of buying something full retail and then you not having a contract...

why would that change because your network does...?

DOI.


P.S. You site lags when you scroll... badly

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 11:05

2. imatworkrightnow (unregistered)


I too am shocked that this is considered news... why wouldn't there be a month to month option just like everything else offered by vzw. I know 4g is new, but basic business practices aren't changing.

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 13:23 1

3. Deathkiller (unregistered)


Boy, the rocket scientists are all news reporters now...

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 17:20

4. Profesor (unregistered)


It's useful information for me. I will never sign a 2 year contract again for anything.

Which is the only reason I'm staying with Verizon right now; they're the only major provider with 1-year contracts for cellular phone service.

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 19:39

6. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)


newflash...every major carrier has 1 yr. contract options. what's the big deal about 2 year agreements? Which would you prefer option a) 2 yr. agreement with a subsized price on a phone or option b) full retail pricing on a phone (which for a smartphone you're looking at anywhere between $499 - $580) with no contract? Call me crazy but i'd rather do a 2 yr. contract.

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 18:24

5. phoneguy314 (unregistered)


So why wouldn't you just pay the $175 early termination fee instead of paying $249.99 full retail??? Wouldn't you save $75 by canceling early if you didn't want to keep the contract?

posted on 02 Dec 2010, 21:45

7. tuminatr (Posts: 682; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


prices not bad but the limits are too low, should be more like $50 for 10gb $80 for 20

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